Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Kyle Chatham

Tell Us about:

Your latest single you have released:

My latest single is a song called ‘Once More Round Your Heart’. It’s a sprawling ballad that floats through peaks and troughs of emotional instability really. It has moments of euphoria and hope and other moments of desperation and helplessness. 

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

It’s hard to say what my first single really was as I’ve self released things for years. I suppose the first real one was a song called ‘Dance Without Me’ in early 2019. I think it felt like a moment of significance for me as I was (and still am) really pleased with that song and it still feels important to me. It probably still represents my writing quite well too at its most explainable or pure. 

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

That’s a hard one really. I think the title track from my album Neon Spring was quite significant for me. It’s not necessarily always my favourite, but I think it sums up the sentiment of the whole album quite well which I normally find quite difficult to do. I never really got the chance to play it live and I’m looking to make room for it when I start playing again. 

Your favourite song to play live:

It’s been a while and I’m looking forward to playing new stuff, but my track ‘She Wants You’ always felt really good to play and I’m looking forward to bringing it back and experiencing that again. 

Your most emotional track:

I have no idea. They’re all bathed really heavily in that side of writing that it’d be hard to pick one over the others. One of my recent singles, ‘Valentine’, is probably a good answer though. It has quite a specific emotional fragility that feels like it could break at any moment in some ways. 

The best lyric you have ever written:

I’m not sure, but I have a close friend who often explains to me how much the lyric ‘life can be beautiful in a silent way, but I still need a harmony’ from the song Neon Spring, means to him. I suppose I second that to a degree. 

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

I’ve almost forgotten to be honest, it’s been so long. But I was almost always playing to such a small audience I was normally thinking “I wonder how they’ll take this”.

The hardest track to play live:

I haven’t even played it but I know it’s going to be Valentine. The constant falsetto is a hard thing for me when I have such adrenaline going from performing. 

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

I’ve never been on tour so I’m not sure. But it’ll probably be a book to keep me sane.

Describe your fans in three words:

Quiet Lonely Heroes. 

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

Fairytale of New York

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

More music hopefully and lots of live shows.

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